When12:00 am to 12:00 am, October 14, 2010
Stanford, CA, United States
Soon after receiving the prestigious TED prize in 2008, Karen Armstrong launched the Charter for Compassion. The Charter is a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking but, more importantly, compassionate action to the center of religious, moral and political life. One of the most urgent tasks of our generation is to build a global community where men and women of all races, nations and ideologies can live together in peace. In our globalized world, everybody has become our neighbor, and the Golden Rule has become an urgent necessity. Any ideology that breeds hatred or contempt ~ be it religious or secular ~ has failed the test of our time. In her lecture, Karen Armstrong will explore how world religions have historically focused on training compassion, which lies at the heart of all religious and ethical systems.